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ounce. in the euro, falling to one week low against the u.s. dollar amongst speculation a large investor is selling the greenback. the euro fell to $1.32 in intraday trading. there was speculation he was selling the euro, that expect investor. david: a huge day for apple, which of course is in most peoples portfolipeople's portfor another. in the pits of the cme, and our market panel to talk over apple and all the other news of the day. jerry leavy and david wright, managing director at sierra investment management. tim at the cme. i would say everybody is focused on apple right now. what are expectations in chicago? >> everybody is focused, but i am not so sure it is this quarter. what they will do for the quarter and in march. it will really be key, specifically apple lowers expectations, but the concern is they might not get away with it this time. having said that, why i say this quarter may not be so big. they were originally looking for $11.77 or sure. they have already raised estimates, the report the other day now expectations are a little bit for this quarter, so watch the march
equities at a five-year high, the euro rallying so prices being lifted by this different influences. melissa: thanks for coming on. we have another truth even if it is not what you want to hear. he made it sound good even though it is bad news. lori: anybody can understand behind the price target. that is a given. it makes it a little bit easier to digest. melissa: it still does not ease how much you're paying at the pump. facebook fourth-quarter peak district of the downgrades roll in. if the company's strategy working? lori: and the drugmakers, the big pharma names. stocks getting beaten down. and competition from generic. but there is still reason to be optimistic. next. . ... melissa: time for stocks now as we do every 15 minutes. let's head to the floor of the new york stock exchange and our own nicole petallides. what have you got. >> i'm looking at a market here that has been somewhat mixed. nasdaq is managing to squeeze out gains the dow dropped below 13,900. some names names weighing on the dow, united health care, bank of america. market breadth actually as i look at it, a
, disappointing industrial production numbers in spain and the uk. but the euro is at a nine-month high this morning. we begin with the s&p, a five-year high. a lot riding on bank earnings. the report's not perfect. american express joining the list of financials that are cutting jobs. >>> best buy's troubles continue. they're not the only retailer under pressure this morning. jcpenney capping a bad week. >>> boeing under official view as a probe is taken on the plane. a cracked inshield and oil leak. >>> remember a cheaper iphone? a top apple executive said forget it. the company continues to focus on china. >>> we'll kick off with wells fargo, kicking off q4 results. the lending business came in a little bit lower than many analysts expecting. the numbers coming out after american express announced plans to cut 5,400 jobs and the s&p closed at fresh five-year highs. jim, it's been said, wfc, probably the most important report of the week. what kind of grade do we give it? >> the whisper was they weren't going to do this anyway. i don't know anyone would think they would -- people were
, the euro, we should note, is hitting 11-month highs against the u.s. dollar. marginal changes on a percentage basis. a road map this morning starts off with apple. even more doubts about the demand for the iphone 5 sending shares below. >> did you see your paycheck on friday? the payroll tax hike obviously kicking in for many americans. felt like a pay cut. will this be a temporary shock or a headwind as stocks hover at five-year highs. >> ubs achoirs tnt after a commission throws up road blocks. >>> to the top story. in the pre-market, we've seen apple shares fall below $500 for the first time in 11 months. the tech giant has cut its orders for iphone 5 components because of weaker than expected demands. screen orders for january to march quarter have fallen about half. the company had planned to order. apple said to cut orders for components other than screens. now, jim, we've had sort of this concern about demand for the iphone 5. i think last week when deutsche bank came out with the note from the japanese team, specifically citing this very issue, that's when the concerns
about? >> yeah. it was guilts. booms also going. the dollar, $1.33 verse you the euro and 88 on the yen. finally, gold was up significantly yesterday. it's falling back a little today, down about four points. >>> now time for the global markets report. ross westgate standing by in london. mr. westgate, how are you this morning? >> hey. we're good. thanks very much. as you just saw joe point out, softer here. we have bounced off the session low a short while ago. and the german economics ministry talking about the forecasts for germany, as well. just helping us bounce off that primarily, saying, yes, we've had a weak fourth quarter. will be weak at the beginning of the year. they're expecting a much stronger rebound toward the end of 2013. so the footse 100 was down .5, currently down .3. down .3 for the xetera dax, down .1 as is the french market, ibex down .3%. the euro/dollar, we had an interview with ewald nowotny, the austrian central bank governor. member of the ecb governing council, as well. you see the spike -- we had the session chart, what i was looking for. you would have see
coming in stronger in the real star here. the euro topping 135 for the first time since april 2010. and strengthening even more after the gdp release. overnight in iasia, the nikkei p from 2010. the road map starts with the markets. today may be the day some milestones are hit. we're just about 2% away from dow 14,000. a level we have not traded above since october 17th, 2007. the s&p 500 less than 4% below its october '07 record high. can the bulls overcome the news of the surprise contraction in gdp. >> anticipation building, at least certainly here for research in motion. that being the blackberry 10, will it be enough to sustain the run. we'll take a look. >> amazon shares rocketing higher this morning. investors looking past the revenue and weak guidance, focusing instead on the gains in operating in gross margins. shares are set to open at record highs. >> look at chesapeakchesapeake,d of directors announcing the founder retiring in april. >> we do begin with a stunning gdp report. the economy contracted to 0.1% in the fourth quarter. first decline since 2009. this as we rema
are moving a bit lower today. forex, the euro/dollar is one to watch, up 0.1% today. 1.3330. people are talking about how the ltr payment amounts to tightening. the question then becomes for some of the weaker economies whether it's too strong. dollar/yen moving up today. the yen is weakening by about 0.1%. fitch is saying british banks could need more capital. this has certainly been a theme. something, in fact, out in davos. ross, maria and everyone has been asking banks do they play to raise more capital? ross, what do they have to say about that? >> well, look, there's a lot of folks. what was interesting is when we spoke to the barclay's ceo mr. jenkins this morning said the whole industry when they were growing revenues didn't have to worry too much about costs. now they have to focus on the cost side of the business, which we know they're going to have a transformal plan and that's what they're going to be doing, as well. . capital requirements, how much capital is right when you're still going through periods of contracting growth because, obviously, the higher capital you h
. the currency markets, open for trading for a lot longer today than stocks. the euro is still below 133, the recent high. it's interesting to see that the risk-on currencies are a bit to the upside. >> watch gold, too. i think gold, 12th year of good performance. >> yes. >> i would emphasize gold should be part of people's portfolios. >> while i don't disagree with you, because i've been wrong on gold two years in a row, silver better performer last year than gold. >> numbers are numbers. i find that the gld is just a very, you know, good way, i hope it goes down, the rest of your portfolio goes up. but remember, in the last 12 years we've had deflation, inflation, good control, bad control, but gold is steady because gold is in short supply in the world. >> i thought we were being positive. i'm optimistic for the next year or so. ten years out, different story. oil prices, right? while they've gone up in the last couple weeks, gas prices are down. >> gasoline. >> gasoline. and nat gas remains fairly low. >> nat gas at four-month lows right now. >> let's not underestimate the extra mone
at the pound side. let's look at the euro versus the pound. as you see on this chart, pound's getting hit pretty hard. this is a 13-month low on the pound. let's switch around some of these controls trades. look how fascinating this is. let's not pare that losing pound to the pound/yen. pound/yen is at 31-month highs. if we look at the euro/yen, it's at 21-month highs. if we look at the dollar/yen, it's a 31-month high. even though the pound is having a tough time against the eurozone, everybody's having a party against the yen. these cross trades have been one of the biggest surprises to many for 2013 thus far. and it hasn't taken long. the other thing, of course, durables today is one of the reasons we're up several basis points, again, along with stocks. but if you look at the proxy for capital spending, up only .2% for the month of december. that was a little disappointing and maybe one of the more important components of today's durable series. jim, back to you. >> thank you, rick. let's check out the latest news in energy. sharon? >> the fact that hess is exiting the refining busine
. >> thank you very much. what will it mean for the euro if the ecb cuts interest rates at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning? good morning. positioning for a cut? >> i'm positioning short. but i don't think they're going to cut this time around. there's so many reasons for the ecb to want to cut rates. i think we're looking at an actual cut three months out. german economic data has been pretty weak. i feel like that the position for euro wants to go to the downside. we saw poor german data, obviously the core of the european union. and the reason the ecb hasn't let the euro go. i think they're going to prep the markets next time for a cut. >> what are your levels? >> well, 131.20 was interesting. a level we tried to break through all fall. we finally got above it. now the market in the technicals should be support. it didn't hold the support. you want to go short the euro. >> are you a dollar bull overall? are you getting behind other trades on the basis that the greenback could go higher, higher interest rates in america? >> absolutely, simon. the dollar has this underlying bid ever since the fed
rose to 11.18% in november. that is a euro area high. if you move forward into decent, you can see the aumt of prices. they're prizing in some easing from the central bank down the road. quick look at what is happening at the bond curve. 5.1, just under 5.1%. the spanish treasury outlining the funds you will need for 2013. you can expect they're going to take as many advantage of these conditions as possible. italy, 4.3% on the ten-year. the gilt yield, above 2%. we will explore what's happening with growth going forward. slipping over now to currencies, here is what we've seen some interesting moves. may not look like much this morning. the euro/dollar is roughly flat. but the dollar/yen moving down by about .3%. it was really actually some support from the euro that came from comments out of japan. japan will be investing, bonds buying in the esm. that is an order to indicate some level of support for the eurozone project. but it also works to help, yes, weaken the yen. on that note, back over to you. >> it's always about the yen. kelly evans in london. the can. thank you. >> we'
's a couple of things. he said the victory lap. he said we relaunched the euro in 2012. a lot of talk with chris at this teen legarde in europe today. 2015, talking about this growth in the back half. i think draghi's intentions today were not to mess things up. the general feeling here is that what the ecb has done with the current situation, perhaps created the underlying conditions for growth. >> i hosted a dinner with christine legarde last night. one of the things that came up mario draghi said this morning that maybe we have good fall back into a problem again. >> well, that's a good question. but what we're hearing is this new buzz phrase out of davos, which is gsp. >> what is that? >> global stability put. i think larry summers may have been the one to coin this phrase. i heard it this morning when i met with a bunch of central bankers at a breakfast this morning. this phrase keeps coming up. the idea you have japan, you have the european central bank and you now have the fed obviously full throttle on monetary policy, underpinning and, you know, we meet here now in davos, the
look at the euro versus the dollars, wow, euro is screaming today. you look at the euro/yen, that's screaming as well. the dollar/yen is screaming as well. so the dynamic of the yen continuing to be under pressure. will this be a huge move? many think, if you talk to some of the japanese officials, they're say it's just getting back to a reality after the end was pretty much decimated about a year ago with respect to too strong relative to the other currencies. no matter how you slice it, all that meats is where we are now and where we're going in the future. >> thank you we'll find out the latest movements in energy. sharon, take it over. >> it's all about algeria. a lot of traders are paying attention to the ongoing hostage situation at the gas field where islamist militants had attacked that facility and still holding some folks hostage there. we have learned from the algerian news agency that about 45 hostages, including some americans had escaped the complex, but still bp is confirming that the situation remains unresolved. it tellses it has confirmation that five of its empl
's something that has been off on the equity markets. positive comments, relinch aunc the euro. >> i remember when euro was in the last debt gross. wrong. >> great britain, uk, still eurozone. >> a lot of commotion down here. we look at the live feed from davos, switzerland. >> they're not happy. [ bell ringing ] >> at the nasdaq, starz celebrating its spin-off from liberty media. >> there's speculation about starz. but when i talked to a number of people who run various media companies, it might have been considered as buyers of that. they're saying, not me, check with that guy, and he said, not me, check with that other guy. we'll see if there's a potential acquirer of starz. >> netflix yesterday in the conference call, hastings was saying the great cable channels need us. you can't just jump in. before "breaking bad" you need a stream. >> netflix stepped in where starz has stepped out. >> s&p gainers for the year, netflix number one. >> is that true? >> up almost 59%. number two. best buy, number three dell, if you can believe that. >> name me three stocks that have come back from the dead
currency. the euro is the alternative and look at the problem they are having there. the dollar has gone down in value by 50% against the euro in the last decade. that's because our debt tripled in that amount of time 1971 the so-called nixon shock of wage and price controls and the gold standard ever since then since there has been dollar inflation. it has been fairly consistent in terms of its value, hasn't it? >> no. it's done with up and down. like i said, it's t. lost a tremendous amount of value against the euro. and the issue is the fed just prints money. it just keeps interest. in for the economy. there is going to be inflation. prohibited oddly enough in richard virginia. there you go. look at these. v.a. is going to spend $22,000 to study a virginia alternative currency. that kind of a waste of taxpayer money? >> you know, in a way it is. the issue is we have had, before we haven't just had the dollar forever. at one point, in 1836, there were every state had its own bank note. and there were 16,000 chartered types of currency. so easy to counterfeit. it d bs didn't work at all
auction where in their first big debt aukz of the year, they're 5.8 billion euros above their 5 billion target. here is what's happening across the curve in bond markets in europe. the spanish ten-year, 4.99%. in italy, 4.17%. the bund, meanwhile, about 1.5%. gilt just over 2%. the interesting point here, guys, is that part of the reason why this is we're waiting on the ecb's latest decision. they're not going to need to do much more if current market conditions prevail. this is a pretty good way for them to start. so that auction going well, spanish yields coming into euro. if i can give you a sense of what's happening in other markets, the euro is higher. european equities for the most part as you're looking there are mixed to flat. but here is a look at what's been grabbing our attention. up .3% to 1.31. that i just want to bring your attention to. the all of points down there, you're looking at the dollar/yen. that's the other major story that we continue to follow. 88 was the level breached in trade today as the yen continues to weaken by the dollar by .is 3%. we'll wait to see if
the race to the bottom in the currency markets. the euro is at an 11-month high against the dollar and the yen is scheduled to move lower if the bank of japan wants its way, and a lot of people are saying that could benefit gold in a big way which is starting to move higher again. what do you make of the currency wars going on right now? >> i think they are going to heat up and the central players where it heats up will be between germans and the japanese over exports of cars, but i agree with you, and i also think that if we look at how they are going to develop in the near term, i would think that the trigger for that will be when the dollar/yen, for example, gets above 90 and the euro/yen significant levels, and real quickly i've had a lot of e-mails about problems with our bills, but not the ones that you think. t-bills. at the end of 2011 the last time we had a debt ceiling issue we saw bill rates for four week bills and three-month bills start to move up. today we had a one-month bill auction, trading on at five basis points and the auction went off at 9.5 basis points and ma
said congress voted no. it is going to be an amazing debate. the euro turns 14 today. happy birthday, euro. has it been a success? what would it cost you, and i'm not just talking about the initial outlay, but upkeep, garden webs staff, dresses, everything that goes with it, well talk about that with robert frank as well. back to you on "power lunch." >> can't wait for that one, mandy. thank you very much. this is a booming section of the tobacco industry. none other than the electronic cigarettes. it is making cigarettes more life like and big tobacco is taking notice in a big way. jane wells is in los angeles with more. hi, jane. >> hi, sue. for those of you trying to quit smoking this year, big tobacco's not worried. it is investing in a solution to your resolution, competing with a diverse group of tech startups. >> who's got my god [ bleep ] cigarette. >> james cameron took heat for having his character played by sigourney weaver in "avatar" smoke. >> john cameron bag ceo of safecig, to build a product becoming ever closer to recreating the experience of smoking without the carc
at the grocery store. also the euro hitting an 11 month high against the dollar, a possibility of an interest rate cut in europe fades. euro hit an intraday high of $1.34, jumping 2.5% against the greenback. sandy? sandra: we're also watching dell shares. this is the big story. especially after trading we're still going to continue to watch this stock. the stock soaring today, reports surfacing that it is in talks with private equity firms over a potential buyout. david: joining us now is williams financial group director and research in equity capital markets is joining us by phone. first of all, is it going private and if so, how much >> you know, david i can't say if it's going to go private or not. we definitely get some specifics at least in some private equity being named, but whoever leaked something like this, if it is true, just cost somebody a little over 2 billion dollars today, so if it was going to go private, it could have done so much cheaper. sandra: i want to focus on the fact that the stock has taken a major hit over the past year, the past six months, it's up 28%, it has re
. good morning. >>> becky, good morning. i wanted to show what's happening across the euro stock 600. a generally quiet session. we're down .3% so far in trade this morning. that might have more to do with something happening here at the bottom of the index. the absolute dogs in the europe stock 600 this morning are the oil services. we can show you what's happening. look at the saipem shares once we get through the borses. saipem shares down in the range of 35%. this comes after they took a couple of hours to open this morning. let me show what's happening. 35% for this company. it's europe's biggest oil services provider by market cap. last night came out and warned about the profit outlook it's seeing for 2013. now itself's looking at revenues -- sorry, of earnings of 750 million euro, down from 1.7 billion that the market was expected. this is based on review of contracts based mainly in the leaf, nigeria and -- the middle east, nigeria and algeria. order backlogs, more worry about that. delay of major contract. bottom line, this company comes out in barclay's, for example, calli
of the effort to abide by a new euro zone for a balanced budget. >>> back here at home. country's top diplomat is back on the job at least for a while. james rosen tells us secretary of state hillary clinton is off the disabled list to fill the remaining time. >> the selling presented her from a gift from all of us. she said, as you know, washington is contact sport. inside it was a football helmet with the state department seal and also a football jersey that said clinton on the back and on the front it says number 112 which symbolizes the number of countries she has visited as secretary of state. she loved it. she thought it was cool. being hillary clinton she wanted to get back to business. >> reporter: that meant ordering state department officials to get cracking on implementing all the recommendations for enhanced security that was proposed by the accountability review board that investigated the attacks in benghazi and clinton remains committed to testify about benghazi before she leaves office. >> she is prepared to do it at open session. >> at no point again this morning did we see an
yet. >> all right, rebecca, i have two for you. number one is that i'm reading that the euro crisis this year is going to go on the back burner even though nothing's been settled. it just seems like people aren't as concerned about it. so, i guess that explains the euro's move. and then, this news out of japan that kelly's all -- talks about all the time. >> she's teed up on. >> she's very teed up on that. and reading some of the stuff that abe is getting accomplished, it is different. i mean they're going to do -- they're going to -- >> they're going to out-fed the fed. >> exactly. and you know, they haven't had -- do you remember the last time they've had 2% inflation? >> twice in the last two decades. briefly. one on the back of a tax increase. >> just really brief. >> they've flirted with 2% and that's come back -- >> you think they can orchestrate that? >> i'm dubious for now. but if you have a better u.s., a quiet europe, a better china, there's more hope relatively speaking that you could get enough global momentum, because japan at the end of the day, still is a very open ec
against the euro, which is at 11-3358. and gold prices are down, $1,678.20 an ounce. >>> michael corbett says the bank has the right status to generate future growth. speaking at the world economic forum in davos, he tells cnbc that several years worth of revamping efforts are beginning to pay off. >> over the last year, we've simplified the company a lot the. we've become smaller, we've become simpler. >> corbat took over in october after the resignation of chief vickram pandit. >> very sharp in the stripes. >> yeah. >> the gegco, do we have a shot at him? >> no. >> that looks pretty good. there's product in there. what do you think, it's water? there is product. and, you know -- >> davos, they tend to walk out with wet hair and it turns to ice. >> but people don't look that good in davos, normally. >> that's true. >> he looks like a banker there. i think he has a lot of potential as far as his looks go. in the world economic forum in davos is in full swing. let's get to andrew buzzing in the mountains of switzerland. you're a big apple-phile, too. >> you're hoping people look good in d
see the euro is trading at 1.343. dollar is down against the yen and the pound. and gold prices this morning are indicated up by about $6.50. 1,659.50 an ounce. >> it's now time for the global markets report. let's fly over to see kelly evans in the land of the caviar communist. kelly evans is in london this morning. good morning. >> andrew, good morning. as the deals go, you're going to love this one. a high profile board room battle is heating up this side of the pond. the rothschild banking dynasty is banked against one of the most powerful families in indonesia for shares of bumi. shares are up about 20% from a year ago. but these since the ipo has fallen sharply. the indonesian focused miner has called an extraordinary general meeting next month to let investors decide whether to take nat rothschild planned board shake up. this goes back to 2010. executives have advised shareholders to vote against all the charges. today, we saw this play out in realtime. nat rothschild said shareholders in this case have little choice but to push for reform. >> nick von schernding is a goo
their currency. look at this chart, they seem to have been somewhat successful. this is the euro versus the swiss. there's been a major appreciation of the euro. it's basically at 20-month highs. what's fascinateding is, now look at the next chart. we don't have negative yields in a swiss two-year anymore. see how the charts correlate? basically that's a barometer. funding issues have receded, swiss are getting back to normalcy. now it's all about growth and employment. and all of that information comes out at the end of the week. david faber, back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, mr. santelli. well, yesterday's shares of hess up rather sharply in part because of the company's announcement of a number of different things it's doing refining its assets. interestingly it didn't react as much as one might have anticipated given today's move from what we learned is likely to be a move by elliott associates on the company from an activist perspective. this morning we got that move. and boy, did we ever get it. the stock itself moving up sharply. let me quickly give you some of the particular
-- trouble role, please. we're frozen at this point. yielding 1.972%. the euro yet was at a 14-month high versus the dollar. and you can see right now, the dollar is stronger against the eu euro. gold prices are down by about 6.30, $1675.30 an ounce. right now, let's get to the global markets report. ross westgate is standing by in london. good morning. we haven't seen you in quite a while. you have a lot of red behind you this morning. >> we have, indeed, becky. i saw andrew more recently than i've seen you over there in davos. yeah, look, we are down. you can see decleaners outpacing the decliners. we're down at the session low. down around .0. the spanish market down 1.5%. that's down to bank stocks. they're all off heavily because of santander. santander is europe's largest lender in the eurozone. stock off 2.3% today. there's 2012 net profit more than halved hurt by big losses in real estate, write-downs and property assets. also key growth spots as latin america down, as well. they're setting aside another 18 billion or 19 billion euros for provisions in 2012. they said they may sti
here. foreign exchange quickly. look at the euro/yen, continues to forge higher and higher, you see on this chart, we are just a couple months away from three-year highs. if you look at the dollar again, one of the bright spots on the green back, which by the way, made new lows on the year and continues to hover at those levels, we are at the best level against the yep in 2 1/2 years, june of 2010. we want to monitor. david faber, viacom news? >> let's start with viacom. like to focus on these media companies, having followed them for so many years. doing this quarter perhaps, a bit more hope that aid see advertising revenues knocked down quite as much but investors don't seem to be scared off on the quarter, they are talking more positively about the outlook in terms of what we can expect for the next quarter and for sequential improvement in those numbers. let's look inside the numbers we can, there is advertising, affiliate fees numbers for viacom. capital return such an important theme throughout the media business these days. no surprise and no shock there that they bought back
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ministers, with the imf, with the world bank issues, and most importantly now, with the euro zone and the crisis there. >> excellent point, andrea. that was always part of the job, but it never mattered as much as it has since the financial crisis. look, there is a club of central bankers, there's a club of finance ministers. there's sort of overlapping circles within that club. jack lew is not known to come part of that club. for one central banker to call another in the middle of a crisis and say, hey, we're going to do this and be able to talk on the phone and to really address global financial issues in a hurry, i'm not saying jack lew can't be part of that. i know he also has spoken with a lot of these people in the past. he has talked to business executives on a pretty regular basis. as for his priors, he is not a member of that club. >> now, if he does have the chops to come up with a budget deal and real entitlement reform, and coming from a liberal to progressive background, having worked for tip o'neill, and i was told started out in politics in new york city with the la
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talking about for weeks and it's been a home run, the euro/yen. we're not at the best levels of the day, but it is a friday. at least on trading floors, fridays have something in common. usually a little evening up with the markets. maybe look for some of these currency trends to run out of gas at least on a day trading basis. >> thank you, rick. don't forget the lift on china, gdp. sharon? >> the gainer here, leading the gains in the commodity sector based on that data out of china on growth industrial production, also keep your eye on what is happening in terms of the precious metals. we're looking at gold prices that have dipped a little bit here. not able to meet that resistance at the moving average. but silver continues to take off here. silver is actually the gainer for the week. the biggest gainer in the commodities complex for the week. we're looking at silver, actually silver coins running out of the u.s. there's so much investor demand for them. that's the story a lot of traders are talking about this morning. we're also keeping an eye on the wti oil price after it hit a four
rekonkry. >> we're in a better place than the rest of the world. the euro crisis is not over although it seemed to have been abated. that's going to keep happening. the chinese economy is in bigger trouble than it's been in a long time. so that's worrisome. and so in the u.s., the real problem ultimately is a political problem because our economy is slowly recovering. things are starting to turn around and what could spiral us backward really is if one of these upcoming fights on sequestration or the next debt cellin ceiling, you know, finally causes it to -- >> that is sort of baked in the cake. everybody expects they're going keep kicking it down the road. why, then, do we have a surge in stock market? >> one is that corporate profits are very good. but don't forget, corporate companies are holding that money aside. they don't want to reinvest. they're worried about the economy and it's not that helpful. the season reason is because the federal reserve has kept interest rates so, so low that there's almost no other place for people to put their money. so it's less a function of the
and copilot in the apache helicopter. the 20th euro this returning later this week. those are your headlines. back to you. cheryl: thank you very much. december existing home sales missing estimates for 160,000 houses sold, but that is a lot of optimism on the ground. a new survey shows realtors expect much better sales in 2013. joining me now with details in a fox business exclusive interview, coldwell banker ceo, budge huskey. let's talk about these numbers come existing home sales. what do you make of the drop in december and the optimism about 2013? >> if you look at the month over month drop, that is typical seasonality. far more relevant are the year-over-year figures. december this past year 2012, 2011 sales up an even more significant than that is what happened to median home prices is quoted by the national association of realtors up 11% year over year. inventory dropping to 4.4 months versus what is assumed to be equilibrium at six months, it is creating an environment of optimism we're seeing reflected in the survey from our agents. cheryl: money is basically free, inventory is lo
,000 euros or about $5,000 in restitution. >>gretchen: new york top cop ray kelly wants to put fake pill bottles in pharmacies with real supplies to track robbers. >>eric: our fears over the flu, widespread flu outbreak getting out of hand? at least one new york city youth sports group is discouraging kids from giving high fives and fist bumps. the manhattan soccer club sent parents an e-mail warning them the safest thing to do instead is to touch elbows. elbow-five bump. i agree with that. i like that idea, elbow bump. >>gretchen: in big groups over the weekend they were telling people don't shake hands. >>steve: it will be interesting to see if the catholic church suspends signs of peace during the cold or flu season. check out this video from glendale, arizona. a family making the most of the chilly weather, turning their frozen pool into a hockey rink. it wasn't thick enough to stand on but they were able to pass the puck. maria molina joins us now. maria, it is not frozen everywhere like it is there in arizona, but it is chilly in the middle. >>maria: very cold out west. we have tem
. will you be afraid it could be much worse, euro crisis or debt ceiling or china hard landing, would it really spook you to the point that you get more nervous. nobody's bearish about earnings right now. they aren't. people think it's a -- the numbers are too high and they'll slowly come down, but they're not worried about a recession like they were in the fall, summer and fall of 2011. look, i think the earnings numbers will come down. if the multiple expands, it will be because people believe the policy will be there forever. if you're me, you're worried a little bit more about the fed balance sheet and the fact that it obviously robs from the future to do this unconventional policy. i don't really want to gamble that is a great long-term strategy. >> we've got to wrap up. i give you a lot of credit. you work for a firm that's got a year's retail platform and probably benefits from people buying stocks. do you ever get pressure from management at all? >> never at all. to be honest, i work at a firm with a bunch of great people. my job is to make people think. when you have a framew
trying to shift mortgage and credit card debt. look at the problems in the euro zone, in our own european neighborhood. i think we're doing the right things. i don't think anyone should start making foolish decisions -- statistical predictions about what's going to happen to something as unpredictable as the global economy. but we're doing the right reforms and implementing the right changes to ensure that healing process continues. >> we don't now make her own forecast. we've given it to the office for budget responsibly. they are forecasting growth this year, as our almost every other economic forecaster. that's what the forecasters say. it begs the question, what should the government be doing. it's vital that we provide a low interest rates the economy needs and does what our fiscal strategy is so important. but i've also point to what are the things that business organizations, the wealth creators have asked for? they want backing -- they want enterprise zones around the country. we've introduced it. they want a real export driver. we get behind exports. on every issue wealth careers
euros i was going to by the congress in 1994, and in 93 i went around to things like this and there was so much excitement out there. there was excitement out there because there wasn't just one talk radio guy that everybody listen to, or one news channel that everybody listen to, or one website that everybody went to. you would give a great welfare reform idea from john engler in michigan. he would get great crime control ideas from tommy thompson in wisconsin. and newt gingrich, along with trent lott, along with connie mack, along with jack kemp, they were churning ideas out every single day. so in 93 and 94, when i ran, i just plugged my campaign into all the things that gingrich, i think a pretty severe critic but i'll tie you what, it was him doing the very things that ross is complaining about that this republican party and our house doesn't do right now that gave us the majority. i remember in 93 going into the rnc and they had a sign that said think majority. they just laughed but i was like are you kidding me? we have no chance. we have been in the majority i
chaotic place right now. you have a people associated with the arab spring. you have the euro crisis. you have a global recession. you have a rising china. it is a very a out of world right now. i'm not sure that it's going to be less -- it is a very chaotic world right now. i'm not sure that it's going to be less chaotic if we pull back, because bad actors will fill that power vacuum. host: james kitfield of the "national journal." caller: google james morris, r ussia today, you will see that it is a spinoff --sia russia today, you will see that it is as enough -- a spinoff. guest: they kind of backed the idea that assad just stay in power. israel likes the status quo. the arab spring totally reshuffles the strategic calculus for israel, especially with the peace treaty. the israelis are very nervous about a lot of the repercussions from the arab spring. are they pushing for this rebellion that gets rid of assad? not to my knowledge. it has been really focused on the shiite gulf countries like saudi arabia -- sunnis in the saudi arabia. saudi arabia, qatar, and others have been very wo
to the bar afterwards. it is friday night. it's an enough euro. there's a lot to celebrate the missa please join us. does you on,.com, please. the runoffs come over and continue the conversation the place remains to be happening. they take one more for you have it. >> is a hammer computer situation. we actually support the border protection. i actually have a question for mayor stanton. he mentioned some of the divisive policies at the state and county level. how have you or how are you combating that in order to bring business back to the city and the state? >> thank you for the question. high-profile position as mayor of phoenix, largest city in the state. trying to send a message to the three. divisiveness. we tried decisiveness. it's not good for the business cycle in our community. so mayor rothschild and i have traveled twice already on trade missions to mexico. they're going to go back over and over again. i want to send a message that relationship is critically important to our community, that were focusing on the right things. economic development, jobs, education. the right public
is the country, remember, that started all of these euro headaches and there's more problems here in january. mass transit strike now in its 8th day. subways, buses, snarling traffic in athens and elsewhere. the workers are protesting salary cuts which have been put in place by the government, again part of austerity moves there. the government today stepping in, branding the strikes illegal and threatening to throw those workers into jail. that is causing more problems with the unions. greece, too, martha, is showing some gains. they're reducing their deficit but again, with more problems. as well, a desperate economic situation in greece. it's got people organizing, bartering systems because they have no more cash. and it is driving extremists to more violence. just in the past week, a shopping mall in athens hit by a many toing. another year, martha. martha: rough stuff. greg, thank you. bill: changing of the guard only moments away from a senate confirmation hearing for senator john kerry, the man expected to be our next secretary of state. we're live in washington. guess who will be in
're talking about the euro currency versus the greenback. jim, back to you. >> great, rick, thank you. new shift in platinum and gold prices. a lot going on with gold. let's go to sharon epperson at the nymex. >> jim, we have not seen this since this spring. platinum prices now being more expensive than gold. we're looking at platinum rose above 1690 an ounce this morning. gold prices right around 1677 an ounce. we haven't seen this in ten months' time. but we have been telling you since the start of the year, that this is the year for platinum. that the supply issue is facing that market. the fundamental issues, a big reason analysts are looking for platinum to outperform gold this year. we are hearing from anglo american platinum in south africa. of course, the largest producer of lat numb in the world, saying it is going to close several of its mines in south africa and wants to return to profitability. it's worried about slow demand and rising costs. we're watching what's happening in the natural gas market, because natural gas reached the highest interday level so far this year on the
of folks that over the last couple of years said the euro zone wasn't going to make us, europe wouldn't be with us anymore, that clearly was overstated. it never was going todom pass. the united states had all sorts of issues in its own government. you didn't see double-dip recession in the u.s. think about before the u.s. election how many people said these companies are keeping trillions of dollars on the sidelines because they're worried about the u.s. how many people are keeping trillions of dollars on the sidelines because they're worried about uncertainty in china? china is more uncertain. two thirds of the world's growth comes from emerging markets. these are countries much more volatile. now the financial crisis finally in our rear-view mirror, we'll spend more time in there. >>eric: what the arab summer? arab spring, arab summer? >> we have a boom going on, offshore gas brazil and mexico. as a consequence, the down side in the middle east which is exploding, that will have less impact on the u.s. ironically the fact that it has less impact on the u.s. means the likelihood tha
2%. the dollar has been something to watch in terms of the euro. but even more against the yen and finally gold was -- after the fed comments about maybe not, you know, being accommodative forever. hit the gold markets pretty hard last week. >> it's time now for the global markets report. ross westgate standing by in london across the pond. mr. westgate. >> hey, andrew. thank you very much for that. you can see after the gains we had last week, softer this morning. decliners outpacing advancers by a ratio of around 6 to 3, somewhere around that margin. the ftse 100, when you're a stock in general up at 22-month highs, friday, up .5%. right now, the if it is sfts is down .25%. we're not far away from the all-time highs on the xetra dax 7740.78 is up near the all time high. the cac 40 is down .5%. ibex up .1%. no doubt about the standouts, that is indeed the banks after the basel committee that supervisors bank regulation, says the liquidity cover ratio, which is the thing that forces banks to hold enough cash and easy to sell assets, they're changing that in terms of what they n
. >> does it matter? >> to me, it doesn't matter. >> it won't change what the 10 euro is doing anyway. >> no see. because the fed is involved. >> the has the why it's so hard as an investor, your typical benchmarks you use are no longer market determined. as a result, it's very ha hard -- everybody references those rates but those rates aren't market determined. i like to call fixed income is price fixed and no income. that's what you're dealing with as fixed income investor. >> thanks, doug. a little bit more from you. >> when we come back, in fact, lawmakers striking the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. setting up another fight in two months or less over the debt ceiling and sequestration measures that got pushed over the road. we have republican john barrasso with more and budget battle still to come. c'mon dad! i'm here to unleash my inner cowboy... instead i got heartburn. [ horse neighs ] hold up partner. prilosec isn't for fast relief. try alka-seltzer. kills heartburn fast. yeehaw! but don't just listen to me. listen to these happy progressive customers. i plugged in snapshot,
thing i'm not really afraid of us in this world are the rating agencies. >> only because the euro is so weak, the chinese are where they are. we can't depend on the rest of the world being feckless forever. >> people like me have been saying for five years, don't worry about these deficit things for the time being. they're not an issue. other people have saying imminent crisis, imminent crisis. how many times do they have to be wrong and do people like me have to be right before people start to believe in us? >> you're right until the day you're wrong, and that's a bad day. >> and he's on the sides of buses in spain. there we go. >> he's huge! >> paul krugman. >> thank you so much. >> this is fascinating. you've got to come back. it's great to have such diversity of thoughts. i'm serious. >> come back. >> spirited. >> the book is "end this depression now!" out in paperback. read it. we'll talk about it more. >> you're too early in the morning. >> you think so? >> yeah. >> why? >> the viewers may like it, but i don't. >> class doesn't start this early. >> oh, my goodness. >> we'll have y
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